This page shows adult white ibises and the many phases of the juvenile ibises.
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Close view of this blue-eyed bird. Notice the black spot on the rear which is the tips of the black feathers visible when the bird is in flight.
Adults in flight.
Ibis feathers change from brown to white as the bird matures. This juvenile in flight still has many brown feathers.
An immature ibis on the left with an adult beside it.
This young one was wandering on its own in late April. While there were other birds nearby, I saw no other ibises.
I presume the ibis on the left was born this year while the one on the right was probably born last year.
While males are larger than females, the age difference is probably also a reason for the size difference.
Here are a few more ibises from the group with the two from the prior photo.
There appears to still be some brown in the head of the nearest ibis so these are probably all young ones.
Close view of one of the very young ones.
When young, ibises often travel in large groups.
This is a zoomed out view of the prior image.
I saw the birds while driving on a road over the stormwater drainage area about 200 yards to the right of the birds.
Here's one of the young ones in the group pictured above.
It balances on one foot while it rests. The toes of the other foot hand down from its belly area.
Another one of the young ones with a leg held close to its body.
The light colored lines on the under feathers are a reflection of the edges of the pebbles in the water.
These two were traveling together. They may be siblings since they're at approximately the same transition stage from youngster to adult.
All photos © S. M. Garver